The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 17, 1950 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 17, 1950
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1950 •LYTHBVIM.E (ARK.) COURIER NEW! Role of Christians in World Economy Examined PAGE FIVE Religion Needs ' Practical Appeal, Reuther Soys By Chart*! Mercer .• DETHPIT, Feb. 17. (/P)—Protes- Unt churchmen from 30 slates ex- today the role of Individual n* In the economy ot the and the world. Their deliberations were sparked by a preliminary draft of a conference statement prepared by men in the fields of management, labor »nd agriculture. It, said In part: VA Benefits in Arkansas Total Over $100 Million During 7949 WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. The Veterans Administration estimated yesterday that it funnelled 56,552,003,282 in veterans' benefits into the states In the last fiscal year. Arkansas received $106.755.022, Kansas $08,333,295, Missoupri $190.149.401 and Oklahoma $127.630.665. The largest paymentr'VA said In "Man ,Is still exploited' by his sfm,"?^, 1 ,f e P° rt .. to i? 0 " 81 ^ 5 ' T ^ w^yz^zsL. «; SK t^nT^'ntH; retirement pay.. Other payments in the year end- lug June 30, 1919. • Subsistence allowance to veterans in training or school under the training fees and students. mankind think that Communism is more concerned with the issue of i exploration than " is Christianity.' Christians dare not be complacent I In thR fuce of periodic .crises in! which millions are consumers' needs ar unemployment bccon" Z'l Denominations Meet The delegates of 22 denominations, church councils and allied organizations met in separate panel sessions today after the draft was read yesterday by Melhodlst Bishop O. Bromley Oxnam of the New York area. The conference is sponsored by the Federal Council of the Chni rhes ot Christ in America. Walter P. Reuther. president nt the CIO United Auto Workers, made a vigorous anpeal to the churchmen to "bring Christianity down to earth" and proposed that labor, management and agricultural leaders meet voluntarily to consider major economic problems. Reuther told the 450 delegates that his proposed conference should be national in scope and on a voluntary basis. He svggestetl It discuss such problems as unemntoy- idfct. food surpluses, civil rights a^a unemployment practices. Later he told a reporter that such a conference might originate with any group. He declined to be more specific. Moral M Bomb" JCeeclerl Reuther declared that the greatest need In , America is a "moral equivalent to the hydrogen bomb' and added: "The real challenge in America today is to find a practical philosophy by which we can bring Christianity down to earth. Christianity cannot live in an ivory tower. It.'s got to come down and get In the mud \ip to its knees and be a fighting, dynamic faith. 1 " Labor, management and agriculture must all join in attempting to "solve the pioblems of the people of the world," he said. "Freedom will be secured only to , the extent that people of all groups . agree to be loyal to ;he entire community and not just to their owl groUps," Reuther added. The announced, -purpose of the conference is lo determine the re spoiisibilitles of Christians in the irciepcndcnt economic order I nation and the world. denied wnrk i scoui imrnVt Snrt GI Bl!1 ' 5WB.804.W3; t , Smlc" insmuti °'' s '<>«• tuition, „„. equipment for GI Bill ipment for GI $834,310,031; unemployment .allowances under the GI Bill. $443,531.993; self-employment allowances •under the same act, $66.060,357; death claims for national service lite insurance, (310,855414; subsistence payments to World War II disabled veterans In education or training. $262,196,010; medical care, hospltallr.utlon and drugs, and administration of 700 offices and field stations, $939.594545. .,• Direct benefits—paid In cash- include death or disability compensation, pensions, subsistence 'allowances, unemployment allowances, life insurance payments, cash grants for wheelchair-homes and Ihe like. Indirect benefits Include non- cash services such as medical care, hospltalizatlon and drugs, tuition and equipment, automobiles for amputees, and the 4 per cent gratuity paid to lenders for credit to the veterans' account on the guaranteed portion of the GI Bill loans, At $100 a Plate, Democratic Party Appears to Have Gone Republican Child Turns on Gas, Dies with Babysitter BALTIMORE. Feb. 17—OT— A 14 year-otd baby sitter has died aftei being overcome by gas from a stove turned on by a three-year-old boy The baby boy died shortly aftei the incident. The baby sitter, Keith Gordon Helman, died yesterday without re gaining consciousness. ' • Eugene Vagenos, 3, died Wednes day. Mrs. Rita Vagenos, 21, Eugene' mother, said the boy once befon turned on the gas but she wa. home and smellcd it in time. Fox Wor Started To Prevent Rabies LITTLE ROCK, Feb. 17—{/P>— Arkansas and federal wildlife au thorities have ordered a reductio in the fox population of Madisoi and Sevier counties In an effor to prevent an outbreak of rabies .; Some coses of the disease, car t d by foxes, have been teportec the two counties. . The foxes will be trapped am killed, the State Game and Fisl Commission sold. •^•^•BWM^^BW^B^^^^ MMH^Knl^. NEW Box Opens tt'Mk Days 1:00 p.ra Matinee Saturday A Sundays Mat.-Son. 1 p.m. Conl Sbnwin Manila, Ark. Friday "SCUDDA HCO, SCUDDA HAY" wllh June Haver and I.on McC.ilI'Ster Also Shorts Saturday I "THE GREAT STAGE COACH ROBBERY" with William Elliott Also Shorts Saturday Owl Show "THE RECKLESS MOMENT" with James Mason and Joan Rennett Also Shorts Sunday & Monday "NEPTUNE'S DAUGHTER" with Red Skettm »nd Es^er Willi»« Ali 31t*rt» 'Shculcfer Chips' F!y in C©nfflrertce Df Truman end Disgruntled Press By Douglas B. Cornell * WASHINGTON, Feb. 17—OT—I 'resident Truman barked at re- orters today In a chips-on-shoul- rs news conference that they were disgruntled, he rtidii't like their .ttitude, and they, ought "to cool That was all because he had given in exclusive interview to Arthur Crock of the New York Times, and eporlers were trying to amplify ome of the points In that, inter- ew regarding dealing with Russia. The chief executive said with obvious heat that he Is'his own tee agent, he will see whom he >!eases, say what he pleases, and IQ isn't going, to be censored by anyone. "Damn" Omitted When the president emphasized that he is going to rto as he pleases, somebody asked whether "you Intentionally omitted 'damn.' Yes. the President said, but you an put it in if. you like. Mr. Truman said that he himself Is not disgruntled in the slightest. "Why should you be?" a woman columnist, Doris Fleeson, asked. She added "We think our business is quite important.'' Sometimes I'm not so sure, Mr Truman came back. Earl Godwin, a radio news commentator, told the President that the type of exclusive Interview given Krock was the thing that reflected on every news bureau chief and every reporter at the White House who did,not get similar treatment. . ,;, The President said it was noth-' ing of the kind, and he added that he did not stand any editing of his" actions.- Exclusive Interviews Rapped Someone suggested that there was no criticism of his right to do as he pleases, but that It wns understood the/e was a policy against exclusive interviews. "Was that fKrock) Interview authorized in that form?" a newsman asked. The President replied that It was. Then reporters wanted to know if there would be future such interviews. The President said he would cross that bridge when he got to It. • Asked directly whether there Is «d longer a rule at the White House against granting exclusive interviews, the President said that rule or custom will be continued. But, he snapped, he' will do as he pleases with regard to breaking it. • • LomdcEe to Run For Governor LITTLE HOCK, Feb. 17—«•>— John G. Lonsdale, Jr., says he's going to run 1 for governor of Arkansas again this year—this time on a platform of prohibition and bonuses for-war veterans. The former mayor of Lonsdale, the Garland County community named for his family, said yesterday: "I haven't completely worked out my entire platform, but you can say definitely that I will be a candidate." .Lonsdale lost out in the first democratic primary of J948, when he ran on a "wide open" pledge. Since, he said, he has become "completely fed up" with the state's liquor situation. He declared at Hot Springs last night that he would veterans' bonuses. He didn't say where the money would come from. ' Wrong Word, false Run CANTON. Miss., Feb. 11 imbulance sped to Flooded Bear Jreek near here, to pick up a man 'strangled." After arriving, the ambulance crew surveyed the situation and then returned to town to cal wrecker. The man was in trouble all right, but he hadn't beeh stranded. He was .stranded. WAIT'S GIVES QUICK RELIEF FROM COUGHS CUE TO COIDS WandcrtuHy eff*ctw» relief from ceugh* dm It, coH< with Wait't Green Mountain (biond) Cough Syrup. K goe* to w«rh imme<*iat*ly became il T s like a doctor's preicrlpfion, compounded of several scientific ingredients Children love rating WAIT'S . . . Only 35c • bcrtle — twice as much — economy tite — 6OC. Aid you, dealer for Weil's Green Mounlain (brand) Coufih Syrup. Sotisfactio*. at vour money back. ULYTNEVILLES ONI_V~ A L L W HIT EJT H E AT OF Last Day • 2 Big Hits* in "Amozcm Quest" Sat. Only LAW AND OBBEB By Arthur WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. (/P) — Land sakes. and what has come over the Democratic Party? The party that has bragged about corn pone and chitllns, of the one- eyed mule and the doubleshovel, last night threw a dinner that cost 100 a [.late, ' It brought in a society orchestra, ancy dancers and served three bot- es of American burgundy at each able. What's more, one lady showed up 'earing a mink stole. For the Jefferson-Jackson Day inner dcflnltriy was a spendifer- us affair. Most of the women wore venlng dress, a lot'of the men were n evening jackEt-s. and the whole tniosohere was one of great re- inrmcnt. Durinr P resident,.Truman's oeech there KIS polite—and occa- ionally enthusiastic — applarse. But there were no rebel yells or the cueral pandemonium that so often have bc°n associated with Demo- •^ti;' outings. The biggest applause came when Mr. Truman said: "How in the world can the Republicans persuade people that all 'ou Democrats at these dinners are oclalists?" And then he Interpo- I just don't believe they can do it." The vast National Guard armory as nicely decorated. It's 400 feet ong bj 200 feet wl-le, with approximately two acres of floor space. Yet the decorators managed to make this enormous barn seem cozy Tire bare walls at (he end were covered with painlinss of the Lincoln and Jeffirson Memorials. The overhanging lights were gauze kimonos If some of the- customers who 'orkeil oi.t S10C thovght they'were wing to get so chummy with Mr. rrjrmn they could ask how Mrs. Truman and Margaret were getting iloni*. they were doomed to disap- pr'nfment. • Thnse In the far corners were approximately a city block from Mr. Truman, nlthnugn during the lulls some of the far flung managed to squirm up close enough to shake the hands of notables. On; of the biggest questions of "s night was: How was the steak? The press couldn't answer that It ate in a separate room, and hac v>m, shrimp and chicken a la kins The reports we nicked up on the sttak weren't conclusive. PEATRE OSCEOL and. rtvJAHES R. WEBB-. •ORDEH CHASE woCHARLES ffNE* About 120 million bee visits to flowers are needed to poUnate 10 acres or clover. Pelley Is Back Behind the Bars NOBLESVILLE, Ind.. Feb. 17— <JP> —William Dudley Pelley was behind bars again today with no Judge available to set bonds for his re case. The fromer silver Shirt leader, released on parole from federal terday on a fugitive warrant from pilson Tuesday, was arrested yes- ..orth Carolina. Circuit Judge Tom R. White was 111 at his home, and there was no indication when bond night be set. Extradition of the M-year-old former publisher was ordered by Governor Henry F. Schrlcker of Indiana after his release from prison at Terre Haute, but Pelley had filed a petition for a writ of hayeas corpus at Terre Haute and had been release on *1,000 bond. . Pelley was given a suspended sentence of two to three years at Asheville, N. C., In 1935, on a charge of violating North Carolina's securities law Authorities of that stnt« contend he violated terms of the suspension. Odds Leveling Off In British Election LONDON, Peb 17 «>)—One o Britain's biggest betting corn'mis sfoners said yesterday the Conscrv atlves are fast overhauling the Labor Party for the role of gambling favorite In the national election next Thursday. "They may, go to the post as equal choices—say 5 to 6 and taki your pick," predicted the odds maker for Douglas Stuart, Ltd., a London bookmaking firm which reckons its annual turnover in millions o; Pounds. " "There has been quite considerable backing for the Conservative, in the last few days, 'he told re porters. "It is a very lively market with heavy betting on • both sides. If the money keeps pouring In on the Conservatives there will probably be nothing between .them at the start of next week." Coplon Squabbles With Own Lawyer NEW VORK, Feb. 17-WV-Prin- clpals In the Coplon-Gubitch*» spy trial go Into a secret huddle today, reportedly over a break w«h Judith Coplon and her fiery lawyer. Archbald Palmer. Indications were that Miss Cop- Ion wants a new defense counsel. Since the trial started three weeks ago, the tiny brunette »nd the demonstrative Palmer , h a v e snapped at each other frequently, both in and out of court. At a recent news conference, Palmer called her a "damn fool," and she fold him to shut up. Once In court, slie tugged at his sleeve and told him it was "stupid to make such a fuss." "What have you to do with this?" PPlmer yelled at her. The little lawyer, who ha* been rebuked by the court on numerous occasions (or his dramatics In the current Ural, was fined twice for contempt during Miss Cnplon's previous trial in Washington. School Officials Study fate ot 'Hot Lunches' LITTLE ROCK, Feb. 17—School directors and Arkansas ed- tiroUnnnl department officials met here today to consider the fate of hot Junch programs. The state health department has found unsanitary conditions In the kitchens of about 60 rural schools. A school's kitchen must be approved by the health department before it can serve hot lunches. Two Out of Three Persons Read A Newspaper, Ayer's Directory Says ^v-*«^V^MB«^M«aHHl RITZ THEATRE , Ark. Friday & Saturday 'ARIZONA FRONTIER' with Tex Bitter Cartoon & Serial Guam, the American naval base in the Pacific, was weaker In 1841 than in :920 because the" United States observed the term.? laid down at the Washington Naval Conference. Saturday Owl Show 'LOST IDENTITY" with Ray IMilland Cartoon Sunday. Monday & Tuesday "A DANGEROUS PROFESSION" with George Raft, Pat O'Rrien, and Mia Kainea Warner News & Cartoon ERE'STHE FOR YOUR FUTURE You can sl:cf:': your future l.'nc by lire with e'^ery penny you save. For il is that regular week by week saving that makes posKihle all the things you want . .a home, a new car, a college education for your children, . security and comfort in your old age. Plan today for happy days tomorrow—open a savings account wi(h the First National Bank, the only National liank in Mississippi County. FIRST NATIONAL B«!K The Only National Bank in Mississippi County MEMBER: FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 17. (/!•)— s lore thon two out of every ihrec ersoa- Iti the United stntes spend ome lime daily reading a news- aper according to N. W. Ayqr & =on's Directory of Newspapers and iodlcals. The agency drew its conclusion Her nm>ounc!ng yesterday that illy newspaper circulation has cached pt> all-time liigh. The direc- ory reported a combined circulation J 62271,900 and figures that the erage copy of a newspaper Is read more than one person. Other statistics listed by the <11- ectory Included: The nation's 392 morning papers Rvf a combined circulation of 20,51.00(1. an Increase of more thnn per cent slnco the end of the The 1,498 evening papers have n Irculnllon of 30,011.000, a cnln of liehtly less thnn fix per cent. Pour nll-dny newsnajrer.s. pnb- shlnp around the clock, have a imitation of 1,209,000, slightly less Man a year ago. •' Circulation of Sunday has ntcn off sl'qlitly [o 44,730,000 but till Is 12 per cent above (he dis- rlbution four years BBO. The nuih- >er of Sundny papers has Increased rom 5SS to 577 In the last year. A !/ilnl of 20.GC8 ncwispnpcn: n,.», >erlodlcals are published In the United Slates. nnrhiK 1049, 307 neu )Uhllcatlons were slnrtcd and 40 iuspended operations. In the weekly field there were 100 lew papers added In 1949, bringing lie total to 9,174. Two State Locals 'hongeAffiliatioh LITTLE ROCK, Feb. 17. (#>_ Only two Arkansas locals are af- fillnted with the three left wlni unions expelled by the CIO yesterday. unions expelled by the CIO. said here yesterday that both of trie Arkansas locals are now In the process of transferring their affiliation lo other CIO unions. He reported that the 300-member Port Smith unit of the Mine. Mill and Smelter Workers has voted to join the CIO Gas. Coke and Chemical Workers. The Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers . were ousted by the CIO effective Immediately. Expelled .effective March 1 svere the United office and Professional Workers and the Food, Tobacco and Agricultural Workers. Tucker said FTA has a 35-member local In North Little nock which Is In the process of breaking its afilia- tion with the parent group. The CIO National Executive Board ousted the three unions for following the Communist Party line. NOW! 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